UFC legend Georges St-Pierre is backing Conor McGregor to come out on top in next month’s winner-takes-all lightweight main event in Las Vegas.
The score between the two fighters currently stands at one win apiece, with McGregor earning a first round TKO of the Louisiana fighter back in 2014 and Porier equalling the score on ‘Fight Island’ last January. But ahead of what is expected to be the UFC’s biggest fight card of 2021, St-Pierre says that he expects McGregor to come out on top.
“I think McGregor is very good in rematches, and I think he’s going to have the victory,” St-Pierre said of the fight on the Tristar YouTube channel.
“I think he’s probably going to win in the second round. A knockout.”
The evidence for St-Pierre’s prediction appears to be linked to McGregor’s performance in his August 2016 rematch against Nate Diaz in a fight in which the Dubliner rebounded from a submission defeat months prior to orchestrate a measured performance months later in which he won by decision after dropping the Californian fighter to the canvas on three occasions.
McGregor appears equally poised to roll out a similar adjustment this time around — and according to St-Pierre, one of the most storied champions in UFC history, it will be the McGregor’s powerful left hand which he suggests will be the difference-maker.